Having finally managed to grab one of those scarce 0-1150 tourneys, I've been thinking about a better way to do the tourney thing.
At present tourneys seem to appear almost randomly, the mix of ratings and time controls has no apparent logic to it and there's either a feast or a famine. If I check my home page the available tournaments are too fast, too slow or too open. And it's no use looking at club tourneys because the same half dozen opponents enter every one.
We, the subscribers who play in the tourneys, should be able to go to the tournament page and readily find a couple of tournaments available to us. Here are my suggestions.
Establish a number of "series" tournaments. Example:
open 3/7 quartets
open 1/0 duels
open 7/7 threesomes
rate-limited 1/7 octets
rate-limited 3/7 octets
Then set these into some automated process, so that 24 hours after one fills an identical new tournament opens.
Less work for the tournament creators, less complaining from the customer base. And still possible to create "specials" individually, such as the annual championship.
What do others think about this?